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ROD ANDERSON (1953 - )
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Rod has written music and lyrics for many musicals and plays, including Blood & Kisses, which has appeared at the Edinburgh Festival. From 1984 to 1996 Rod was composer in residence at popular Battersea fringe venue La Bonne Crepe. Credits included; Someone to Remember Me By, the SisterElla Story, Moonrock, Lady's Got To Swim, One Christmas eve & the Great Radio Show of 1942.Other work includes a top 3 hit with Thunderbirds are Go! TV series; including Wizadora and Teddy Bears for ITV, Hunnypot for the Disney Channel, TransWorld Sport and Blood Sweat & Glory for Channel 4. Recent documentary credits include: Virtual History: the Secret Plot to Kill Hitler for Discovery Channel, Blame the Parents for BBC2 & Max Magic for Sky. Rod wrote the original music & was responsible for the sound design for the West end sell-out production of 'Round the Horne. . .Revisited' at the Venue Theatre, Leicester Square; of which there have been 3 different scripted productions. as a member of 'the Band with No Name' he sings and plays keyboards. Recent venues including Oxford Street institution the 100 Club.
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Footsteps To the Moon
Footsteps To the Moon
the city of Bastion lies devastated by the ongoing "Decade War". the once-proud city's wasted boulevards still echo to a seemingly never-ending bombardment of shell and rocket fire, its alleyways fought over hand-to-hand by both enemy and inhabitants alike as they struggle for food and shelter. among the twisted girders and rubble of what had been the city's mental asylum a group of survivors struggle to make sense of things in the deep cellars of what was once their prison. each has found their own way to deal with the horrors that are now part of their daily lives. . .Former cabaret artist Lynn remembers her lost love Leon, who disappeared for singing the wrong songs. . .Otto tries to catch rainwater and rats. . .Delphi, a prostitute, abused and beaten by too many tricks, sells sexual favours for the chance of escape. . . Gregory, the Travelling Man gathers junk and information and remembers the child-like alicia, a former inmate of the institute. . .Meanwhile, a soldier weeps for the horrors he has seen and might see again. Cora watches him and imagines a past because she can't imagine any future. and poor, damaged alicia looks to the moon for salvation in make-believe. . .a group of seemingly ordinary people facing an extraordinary situation. Together they experience love and laughter, triumph and betrayal. and there's redemption. . .at least for some of them.
written by Rod Anderson And Paul Prescott
La Bonne Crepe Cafe Theatre, Battersea Park Road, London 1988
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